Tiziana Stella, Ph.D., is currently Executive Director of the Streit Council for a Union of Democracies, Inc. where, since 2004, she has had lead responsibility for all major projects, including overall program and research planning and management, as well as staff management. She is a specialist in transatlantic relations, NATO, European integration, US foreign policy and federalism. Dr. Stella earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of Pavia, Italy. She was a Fulbright Scholar in the US, and a researcher with several Italian and American think tanks and NGOs, including the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi and the Fondazione Firpo. She worked for the Council for a Community of Democracies in preparation of the Warsaw 2000 conference that, under the leadership of Madeleine Albright, established the Community of Democracies. From 2001 to 2004, she directed the Euro-Atlantic Institute for International Integration Studies. She has been a speaker at numerous international conferences on issues related to transatlantic relations, NATO, the EU, and cooperation among the democracies. She has taught at the University of Tubingen, Germany, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and the Moscow State University. She has also led seminars for the National Guard Institute of National Defense Studies in Washington, and at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA. Dr. Stella is the author of several publications on the history and prospects of transatlantic relations.